All I have at present is that my work on The New Haven Incident is going well. I should be finished the first draft in a little under a month (though probably a little more as I fill in the gaps). I'm excited about this one. The premise remains very silly, but I'm just having so much fun writing this one.
I think I mentioned last time that I've decided to offer this one as a freebie - posting a chapter here every Friday until the story is done and offering an eBook version for a small amount for those who cannot wait a week to find out what happens next. I'm quite committed to that, I think. There are several reasons for this, I think.
The first, is that I'm just having too much fun, and I'm ridiculously eager to get this one out and shared so we can all have fun together (assuming that what I'm experiencing writing it is translated well onto the page. It might be that this is just horrid drivel and I'm having too much fun to realise it).
The second reason is that everything is terrible right now, and maybe this will help provide a little relief - a small escape that folks can look forward to every week. Just a couple of minutes of reading that might make the day a little bit lighter and easier to deal with.
The third, and perhaps most compelling, is that I'm so very tired. Let me explain.
While it's wonderful to not have to do these things, it is also quite difficult to sit down and wait for them to happen - especially if you're giddy with the want to share the awesome silliness of whatever it is you're trying to get published.
For some stories, they may never find a publisher. What then? Well, you keep trying... which means infinitely more waiting; on a loop as you wait for an answer for your query, which will likely be a rejection, so you query again... on and on and on.
It's frustrating, disheartening and can really suck all the joy out of writing.
So, for this one, while I wait for an answer about The Lioness of Shara Mountain, I will be offering this one up for anyone to read. Because I've had so much fun with it, and I want to share it while I'm still excited about it.
This does mean, of course, that it'll likely be rougher than the books I have published with Renaissance. They will be edited, with the typical three rounds of editing I normally do before I put books on the submission circuit. But it won't have the benefit of an additional couple of edits from an in-house publishing editor. You'll have to forgive it for that.
If I'm very, very lucky, I might have this one edited and ready for upload this year. If not, then very early next year. Keep an eye out!
Alright, that's all I've got today.